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For a second year the “Día de los Muertos exhibition - The Day of the Dead ” is a joyful occasion of remembrance, involving feasts and festivities through which death is recognized as a part of the natural process of living. The purpose of this exhibition is to celebrate the creative ways that artists honor this deeply meaningful holiday through artistic expressions of personal and universal significance. Submitted artworks must creatively explore the essence and emotion of this traditional Mexican holiday. The imagery, symbols, and motifs are endless: memorials and remembrances, altars and shrines, paper banners (Papel picado), flowers, candles, saints, graveside vigils, pageantry, sugar skulls, skeletons.

MEET THE VENUE The European Centre/ Contemporary Space Athens is an awarded exhibition space with INTERIORS AWARDS ‘23 -GOLD at 74 Mitropoleos Street, in the historical center of Athens It functions as an exhibition space for architecture, design & art. The institution also hosts exhibitions in collaboration with Chicago Athenaeum: Museum for Architecture and Design located in Galena, Illinois, Chicago.

The international pillar of our organization forms the basis on which the “Día de los Muertos exhibition-The Day of the Dead ” is born to spread and educate the people of Europe about the traditional Mexican celebration and to create an artistic dialogue between Greece, Mexico, USA, and Europe.

MEET THE CURATORS The exhibition is curated by: -Ioannis Karalias, President of the European Centre for Architecture Art, Design and Urban Studies, architect, painter, and poet. -Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, President of the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum for Architecture and Design, architect, art critic, painter, and poet.

FORMAT Artists may submit images of up to 3 artworks in JPEG format (300 dpi). Entries must contain a list of images that includes the title, media, dimensions, and retail price/value of each work submitted. Submission materials will not be returned. Do not submit original artwork. Artists may submit their artworks via email at Please include “Attn: DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS EXHIBITION submission” in the subject line of the email.

SIZE/ARTWORKS Up to 3 completed artworks of 100 x 100 (maximum size per paintings), and in any 2 or 3-dimensional media may be submitted. If accepted, all work must be ready to display and/or framed for hanging. Any accepted work that is not in keeping with the original submission and/or is not properly prepared for exhibition (following guidelines for matting, framing, and hanging hardware) will not be exhibited.

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Konstadina Geladakis at if you have any questions about submissions involving alternative media or the guidelines for the presentation of artworks.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS Deadline for submissions: Monday, October 16, 2023. Notification: Artists whose work is chosen for participation in the exhibition will be notified by October 20, 2023.


Duration: November 3-December 3, 2023. Opening: Friday, November 3, 2023. Venue: The European Centre/Contemporary Space Athens. Call for Entries Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2023. Entry fees (3 artworks): 100,00 euros. Notification: The expenses for delivery, the Customs taxes or any other extra expenses charge the sender. Organized by: Chicago Athenaeum: Museum for Architecture and Design and European Centre for Architecture Art, Design and Urban Studies.


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